I need some good download manager for Linux (like IDM on windows). I want it to be able to install a browser plugin too, which allows you to download movies from youtube or other sites easily. It should also make as many as connection possible.

  • I realize now that this doesn't say which browser you are using... that's actually quite important to this question since what works for one may not work for another. Commented Sep 4, 2010 at 6:00
  • @xenote I use firefox, but the main question is that I want a good download manager independent of my browser
    – Am1rr3zA
    Commented Sep 5, 2010 at 14:59
  • unfortunately this is mostly plugin based... and plugins for one browser do not work on another. Commented Sep 5, 2010 at 16:24
  • It may be a good idea to update your question with a more specific set of features that you are looking for in a download manager.
    – Steven D
    Commented Sep 5, 2010 at 17:17
  • Idm can really be installed in Ubuntu and its flavours as described by above users.That really works. But difficult for novice users. Here's a pure build of idm installed in wine/playonlinux with the same flavour of integration as enjoyed in Windows OS. As questioned by the user Am1rr3zA , the answer is below: youtu.be/srFUgNH_BQg Just copied a few files of windows to make things running.
    – i skd2015
    Commented Oct 5, 2016 at 15:45

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I find myself using DownThemAll (was "downthemall") for my downloads. It's a Firefox plugin and thus available everywhere (a very important reason why I chose it). You can

  • download all links / media in a page
  • download each item with up to 10 connections
  • and yes, you can download Facebook videos
  • Ya I familiar with DownThemALL but It don't do what I mean
    – Am1rr3zA
    Commented Aug 13, 2010 at 21:16
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    I read DownTheMall Commented Aug 14, 2010 at 1:53
  • Is there a chrome version ?
    – Chris
    Commented Sep 4, 2010 at 12:04
  • I haven't found a good chrome extension for downloading, that's why I still have Firefox with DownThemAll
    – phunehehe
    Commented Sep 4, 2010 at 12:06
  • not one that works on linux anyways. there are some chrome extensions that are similar but they seem to be windows only. Commented Sep 5, 2010 at 16:44

I'd suggest Fatrat - http://fatrat.dolezel.info - the best download manager I've come across myself.

The Jabber remote control feature is what I love the most in the software.

I'd urge everyone to check it out.


I'd suggest aria2 (in the repositories) with the FlashGot plugin for Firefox.

  • can download movie uploaded in facebook like IDM with this downloader?
    – Am1rr3zA
    Commented Aug 13, 2010 at 13:05
  • Not familiar with IDM, but I suspect this would be possible. Its just a matter of knowing the correct URL of the video, which FlashGot should take care of for you
    – Rob Cowell
    Commented Aug 13, 2010 at 15:19

There is pyload, built on python.



You can try out flareGet, which is the fastest download manager for Linux. You can you flashgot for browser integration and video download http://sourceforge.net/projects/flareget/

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    I can't understand your second sentence, I think it needs a fix. Commented Sep 21, 2012 at 23:24

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